Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been awarded the “World Car of the Year” title. It was quite a Mercedes-Benz show at NYIAS. The German grand brand got no less than three awards at the ceremony that took place in the Big Apple.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was chosen out of an initial list of 24 vehicles. Together with the C, the S 550 Ford Mustang and Volkswagen Passat B8 were the finalists.
Mercedes-Benz was the only automobile manufacturer to make it into the final round of the awards with five vehicles nominated in their categories. The performance is unprecedented in the 11-year history of the “World Car of the Year” award and comes as a recognition of the efforts in Stuttgart to build “the best or nothing”. 75 reputed automotive journalists from all over the world made up the jury that has chosen the Mercedes-Benz models as best in the world.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe was voted “World Luxury Car 2015”, while the Mercedes-AMG GT went home with the award for the “World Performance Car 2015”. The German manufacturer has already gotten used to the awards. In 2014, the S-Class won the “World Luxury Car” category. Three years ago, it was the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY to win the “World Green Car”. In 2007, the Mercedes-Benz E 320 BlueTEC had got the very same award.
But going back to New York, Christoph Horn, Head of Global Communication Passenger Cars Mercedes-Benz and Rob Moran, Director Mercedes-Benz USA Communications, received the awards on behalf of the German company in the Big Apple.
Watch the video of a memorable night for Mercedes-Benz: